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Buyer

Company: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Location: Woodinville
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

This is an important position with the Procurement Department at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates that is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services in support of company requirements. The Buyer will be responsible for the negotiation, execution and administration of contracts and purchase orders for materials based upon assigned commodities, as well as execute department and company-wide initiatives and adherence to SMWE Company Policies and Procedures. What you will do: * Acquisition of goods and services in support of company needs. * Responsible for the negotiation, execution and administration of contracts and purchase orders for materials based on assigned commodities. * Perform the vital task of materials management, insuring that purchased. materials are moved smoothly though the supply chain to support multiple facilities and locations. * Develop and manage supplier relationships/partnerships. * Manage multiple project timelines effectively. * Generate and implement cost reduction opportunities to meet annual cost savings objectives. * Communicate and resolve lead time, delivery, quality, and pricing issues. * Provide support to other Buyers as needed. * Provide procurement information, including analysis of price and market trends and lead time updates for supply chain. * Conduct supplier visits/evaluations to determine suitability and to make recommendations for improvement. * Accurate and timely maintenance of item master, monthly open orders report, and purchase price variance reports. What you will bring: * Must have excellent communication and organization skills. * Must be detail-oriented and sensitive to deadlines. * Must be flexible and willing to work on projects as assigned by management. * Must be able to work effectively as part of a team. * Minimum of 2+ years of experience in a purchasing role, including the bid process, compliance with procurement requirements, and supplier negotiations. * High school diploma or equivalent required. * Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (or related field) preferred. * Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) preferred. * Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously. * Working knowledge of manufacturing methods and quality control processes a plus. * Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop positive business relationships with internal departments and suppliers. * Team player, demonstrate problem solving abilities, and strive toward continuous improvement. * History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies. Who you are: * You are curious and continuously learn and grow your capabilities. * You respect and value the power of conversation to bring people together, learn and solve problems. * You value inclusion and work to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and every voice is heard. * You are innovative and have the courage to pursue new ideas. * You make an impact by being bold and taking action. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing opportunities for training, development and advancement. In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health insurance, participation in our 401k programs, and incentive compensation programs and relocation assistance packages for select roles. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's "Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law" poster.

Keywords: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Seattle , Buyer, Other , Woodinville, Washington

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